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Ranking The Beatles' official studio albums
12 October 2018
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Hello! My list is based on the original UK LPs released during their time together (excludes The Oldies But Goldies compilation):

1. Rubber Soul The transition from a singles group who made nice albums to an album band who put out great singles. They were never cooler.

2. A Hard Day's Night Entirely self-penned, brimming with romance and never was the sheer joie de vivre of Beatlemania better captured.

3. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band: A pristine time capsule which still unfurls like a Victorian Fairground.

4. Abbey Road Pulled out all the stops for their last hurrah with a polished slice of genius.

5. Revolver Fascinating diagonal step into new territory, but pulling in two directions with John & George's jangly acid vs Paul's consummate vignettes.

6. The Beatles: Sprawling smorgasbord of contrasting styles. A bizarre patchwork quilt of lunacy and genius, seasoned with nonsense and brilliance.

7. Help !: A game of two halves: side one chock full of melody and angst, their best to date. Diluted by a flipside of mostly filler plus the inescapable "Yesterday ".

8. Beatles For Sale : Weary fabs serve up a jaded offering padded out with (even then) dated cover versions.

9. Please Please Me Touchingly fresh and zinging with cheek and energy. They were still wet behind the ears.

10. With The Beatles To a degree replicates its predecessor, but lacks PPM 's startling novelty factor.

11. Let It Be Disappointingly ragged coda, riddled with polished up outtakes and blurred by the fingerprints of Spector and the shadow of Klein.

12. Yellow Submarine A glorified EP fleshed out by George Martin. 

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TheWalrusWasBrian said

12. With The Beatles

No favorite song on With The Beatles ?a-hard-days-night-george-10

I was going to make an album ranking-- I swear I tried-- but it's too hard, I can't choose between them. Maybe someday.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Oh, that was quite a while ago, wasn't it? I need to update.

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TheWalrusWasBrian said
I feel like I already did this. 

But why not? This is fun. I'll put in some extra effort by putting my favourite from the album in brackets.

1. Revolver [I'm Only Sleeping ]

2. Sgt Pepper 's. [A Day In The Life ]

3. Please, Please Me [Twist And Shout ]

4. White Album [Don't Pass Me By ]

5. Magical Mystery Tour [Strawberry Fields Forever

6. Abbey Road [Oh! Darling ]

7. Help ! [Help !]

8. Rubber Soul [In My Life ]

9. Beatles For Sale [I'm A Loser ]

10. Hard Day's Night [Can't Buy Me Love ]

11. Let It Be [I Me Mine ]

12. With The Beatles  [All My Loving ]

13. Yellow Submarine [Hey Bulldog ]

 

*I love all these albums, no offense to any of them*  

Making an update (all my favourite songs are still the same, i believe)-

1. Revolver

2. Sgt. Pepper 's

3. Rubber Soul

4. Please Please Me

5. The White Album

6. Help !

7. Magical Mystery Tour

8. Abbey Road

9.  A Hard Days Night

10. Beatles For Sale

11. Let it Be

12. With The Beatles

13. Yellow Submarine

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Okay I hate to say this because now I feel like the most whiney nitpicky person ever but: Beatles For Sale doesn't exist anymore? a-hard-days-night-paul-10

As for All My Loving : Good choice. I think that's like #3 on the album for me. Great John guitar. ahdn_george_08

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I can't be trusted to make lists goddang it. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Me though. I always have to check everything over like four times before I post lists. Especially numbered lists.

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Beatles For Sale is the best album pre-Rubber Soul in my opinion. A Hard Days Night is a close second. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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My four favorites are Help , Rubber Soul , A Hard Day's Night , and Revolver .

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Revolver is my favorite 

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a-hard-days-night-paul-7My favorite one is Sgt. Pepper ,then Abbey Road /Rubber Soul /Revolver (it's sooooo hard to choose among them )

Maybe I'll come up with the whole ranking later after going through all the albums...

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ScarlettFieldsForever said
a-hard-days-night-paul-7My favorite one is Sgt. Pepper ,then Abbey Road /Rubber Soul /Revolver (it's sooooo hard to choose among them )

Maybe I'll come up with the whole ranking later after going through all the albums...  

Have you listened to them all yet @ScarlettFieldsForever ?

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50yearslate said

Have you listened to them all yet @ScarlettFieldsForever ?  

I have,only recently——I just think that it takes me more time to determine my preference.

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ScarlettFieldsForever said

I have,only recently——I just think that it takes me more time to determine my preference.  

Same here. I've more or less listened to nothing but these 13 (yes, I'm counting YS and MMT) albums in the past year, excepting a few solo albums and a one-time listen-through of O&O, in the past year and I still can' figure out a proper ranking. 🙂

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